According to the Uptime Institute global annual data centre survey 2020, 75% of respondents cited that downtime could have been preventable with better management, processes or configuration. Sobering admissions like this prove once again why effective data centre infrastructure management is so critical for uptime and business continuity.
The first step in ensuring resiliency and dynamic real-time management is identifying and eliminating risk. This is achieved by measuring and understanding data centre metrics such as:
- Energy efficiency and power consumption
- Server utilisation
- Interdependencies between facility and IT infrastructures.
Gathering metrics enables holistic benchmarking of IT assets, intelligent capacity planning and on-demand fault notification. With the power of the cloud, you can then make data-driven decisions, identify and react to abnormal device behaviour before it becomes an issue, and run analytics that will help you focus on your key goals.